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Inside the Fed Experience

The Fed Experience

A museum located in Richmond, Virginia, that introduces visitors to the Federal Reserve. The museum is a field trip destination for middle and high school students, as well as college and adult groups.

Teacher Collaborative Committee

Teachers Collaborative Committee Charlotte

The Teacher Collaborative Committee supports the Bank’s development and delivery of economic and financial education resources and programs. The committee consists of high school economics and personal finance teachers from Virginia, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

2021 Teacher Collaborative Committee Members

From left to right:
­Top row: Michael Baker (Crossland High School), Shannon Ison (Landstown High School), William Chappell (HCS Early College High School), Sara Ostergaard (Irmo High School)­
Middle row: Sabrina Cheek (Fairfield Central High School), Renee Hopper (Thomas Stone High School), Daniel Murphy (Suitland High School), Jill Sukens (Petersburg High School), Dennis A. Roos (Gaithersburg High School)­
Bottom row: Mike Mueller (Gaithersburg High School), Wendy Faircloth (VirtualSC), Scott Tyson (Southern Guilford High School), Windy Middleton-Glahn (John Handley High School)

Meet the Teachers

TCC member Michael Baker

Michael Baker

School: Crossland High School

Camp Hill, MD

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Coin collecting

If I weren’t teaching, I’d… “would work in the financial services industry”.

Favorite quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”  — Kevin Durant

TCC member William Chappell

William Chappell

School: HCS Early College High School

Conway, SC

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Cooking and traveling

If I weren’t teaching I’d…”be a lobbyist for education or medical research.”

Favorite quote: “There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” —Colin Powell

How would you describe a perfect day? “My perfect day would be a day where I can spend time with my family uninterrupted at the beach or in the mountains or in a city we’ve never been to and just enjoy God’s creation.”

TCC member Sabrina Cheek

Sabrina Cheek

School: Fairfield Central High School
Winnsboro, SC

Member since: 2021

Favorite hobby: “Traveling with my family If I weren’t teaching I’d be...a marine biologist! I absolutely love studying marine wildlife!”

If I weren’t teaching I’d be...”a marine biologist! I absolutely love studying marine wildlife!”

Favorite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

How would you describe a perfect day? “A perfect day to me is a day spent with my fiancée and our 5 children on a tropical beach relaxing and playing.”

TCC member Wendy Faircloth

Wendy Faircloth

School: VirtualSC

Columbia, SC

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: “Indoors, my favorite way to relax is to read. Outdoors, I love boating with my family.”

If I weren’t teaching I’d… “be traveling. My family and I love both domestic and international travel. We love non-tourist type travel where we really interact with people and learn about other cultures.”

Favorite quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we may leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

How would you describe a perfect day? “Springtime in the mountains, relaxing and enjoying the company of good friends, flowing wine and excellent conversation.”

TCC Member Andrew Harper

Andy Harper

School: Kearns Academy

High Point, NC

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Outdoor activities

If I weren’t teaching I’d… "be rich. But life would be less rewarding."

Favorite quote: “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” — Ronald Reagan

How would you describe a perfect day? "Nice weather, healthy and around friends and family."

TCC 2019-20 Member Renee Hopper

Renee Hopper

School: Thomas Stone High School

Waldorf, MD

Member of TCC since: 2019

Favorite Hobby: Traveling, creative arts and crafts.

If I weren’t teaching I’d… “spend most of my time traveling.”

Favorite quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think…” —  A. A. Milne

How would you describe a perfect day? “Traveling with my family, experiencing new things and creating new memories.”

TCC member Shannon Ison

Shannon Ison

School: Landstown High School

Virginia Beach, VA

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Traveling, NJROTC Mom stuff, attending concerts, sporting events.

If I weren’t teaching, I’d… "be working in a museum for the National Park Service or some type of public service work."

Favorite quote: "Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured." — Fred Leblanc

How would you describe a perfect day? "Do I have to have just one perfect day? A day trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my family, spending time driving on the 4x4 beaches, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine."

TCC member Windy Middleton-Glahn

Windy Middleton-Glahn

School: John Handley High School

Winchester, VA

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Cooking

If I weren’t teaching I’d… “be laying on the beach with my toes in the sand.”

Favorite quote: “It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” — Ella Fitzgerald

How would you describe a perfect day? “A day that has no challenges or obstacles. One that will bring a smile to my face.”

TCC member Mike Mueller

Mike Mueller

School: Gaithersburg High School

Gaithersburg, MD

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Woodworking

If I weren’t teaching I’d… “probably be working out of my workshop.”

Favorite quote: “It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get back up.”

How would you describe a perfect day? “Finishing  a project around the house, then spending time with my wife and kids, ending with a movie night on the couch.”

TCC member Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy

School: Suitland High School

Prince George’s County, MD

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Hiking

If I weren’t teaching I’d…”like to be playing professional baseball.”

Favorite quote: “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”

How would you describe a perfect day? “Sunny day on the beach in a lawn chair.”

TCC member Ms. Ostergaard

Sarah Ostergaard

School: Irmo High School

Columbia, SC

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Reading or playing board games with friends

If I weren’t teaching I’d… "be sailing all over the world."

Favorite quote: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein

How would you describe a perfect day? "My perfect day would be spent at the beach with my family in the fall or spring. Salt water, warm sun, walking on the sand along the surf… perfect!"

TCC member Dennis A. Roos

Dennis A. Roos

School: Gaithersburg High School

Montgomery County, MD

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Golf

If I weren’t teaching I’d… be living near a beach.

Favorite quote: “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How would you describe a perfect day? “Great food, shared with good friends, after an honest day of work. End with a good book, and some quiet time in prayer.”

TCC member Jill R. Sukens

Jill R. Sukens

School: Petersburg High School

Petersburg VA

Member of TCC since: 2019

Favorite Hobby: Community service, cooking and baking, arts & crafts

If I weren’t teaching I’d…”be traveling internationally around the world.”

Favorite quote: “Unless a piece really said something, I had no interest in it. I have got to know that I have served some purpose here. My gratification in working comes from the preparation and the building of the character. I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.” — Cicely Tyson

How would you describe a perfect day? “The night before, I would create a Not-to-Do List. Next, I would set my clock to a wake up time to start being proactive in realizing my short term and long term goals.”

TCC member Scott Tyson

Scott Tyson

School: Southern Guilford High School

Greensboro, NC

Member of TCC since: 2021

Favorite Hobby: Hiking

If I weren’t teaching I’d… “I would be working in sports administration.”

Favorite quote: “The biggest mistake we make in life is thinking we have time.” —Kobe Bryant

How would you describe a perfect day? “A perfect day for me would be hiking through the Florida Everglades with my family, observing all the different wildlife and scenery.”